The EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) certification is necessary for those who regularly deal with threats. A professional-level cyber incident handler is in demand by organizations to planning, managing, coordinating, and communicating with other staff to contain and mitigate the after-effects of an incident.
Here are five tips to help you through the ECIH exam:
- Know what to study
The ECIH exam has 100 questions across various topics. By listing out the topics you need to study, you can make sure sure that you cover all areas that may appear in the exam. ECIH course module covers these topics:
Module 01: Introduction to Incident Handling and Response
Module 02: Incident Handling and Response Process
Module 03: Forensic Readiness and First Response
Module 04: Handling and Responding to Malware Incidents
Module 05: Handling and Responding to Email Security Incidents
Module 06: Handling and Responding to Network Security Incidents
Module 07: Handling and Responding to Web Application Security Incidents
Module 08: Handling and Responding to Cloud Security Incidents
Module 09: Handling and Responding to Insider Threats
- Be realistic with your plan
Do you have sufficient time to find adequate material and cover all these topics on your own before the exam? By estimating how long you will take to finish studying the topics mentioned above, you will be sure of how much time you need to set aside from your daily schedule.
- Test yourself with free resources
The ECIH webpage has many free resources that can help you when prepping for the exam. The ECIH Exam Blueprint will give you a detailed look at the topics covered in the examination, with a percentage of questions dedicated to the different topics. This will help you construct a healthy study plan. At the same time, you can test your readiness by taking the ECIH assessment.
- Register for the exam
If you choose to attain the ECIH certification without official EC-Council training, then you must have a minimum of 1-year of working experience in the domain. As the review process can be time-consuming, from 5-10 days after receiving a response from verifiers, make sure you submit your application with proof of experience well in advance.
- Attempt the exam with extreme focus
With the test being three-hours and there being 100 questions, try not to spend more than 1.5 minutes on a question so that you have enough time to scan through the paper after you are done.
For those who are looking for another learning option, we recommend getting trained through EC-Council’s official training:
- Self-paced (iLearn)
- Live-online instructor-led (iWeek)
- In-person training with a master trainer (Masterclass)
- Classroom (an accredited training partner)